The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Welcome To Our Patch!

Dear Ones,

It's KANSAS DAY 2012!!!
So~o~o to celebrate, I'm re~posting the Sunflower post from July 29, 2011!Hope you enjoy seeing these grown by The Master Gardener, "Mr. Ed"!
Have a wonderful and happy KANSAS DAY!


Welcome to our Sunflower Patch On Crooked Creek!

Dear Ones,
"Mr. Ed" and I were both born in "The Sunflower State". Since our retirement from active duty . . . every year . . . "Mr. Ed" has cultivated the soil within the perimeters of our garden and made a Sunflower Patch for me!!! 

I l o v e Sunflowers! 

The seed is hope,

                                                          the flower is joy!

In the garden, my soul is sunshine.

"Turn your face to the sun
                      and the shadows follow behind you."
~ Maori Proverb

He who plants a seed

 beneath the sod,

and waits to see,

believes in God.

Plant kindness. . .

                        gather love.

Plant smiles,

grow giggles,

harvest love.

He who plants a garden, plants happiness.

 Keeper of the garden.

Thank you for allowing "Mr. Ed" and I to share our
Sunflower Patch On Crooked Creek with you!

"Where flowers bloom, there is hope."
~Lady Bird Johnson

Until next time. . .


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pat, I am green with jealous... in the most loving way! Your blooms are stunning! And your photography is wonderful. I LOVE the picture of the sunflower with a few petals to open yet.... sigh!
Please do a table using some of these outstanding flowers!
xo Yvonne

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness they are just beautiful!! What a blessing that he plants these for you!

Designs By Pinky said...

I am TOTALLY jealous!!!! I would give anything for a cutting garden!!!! It is like torture to me now being able to plant sun loving flowers! Mr. Ed is a sweetie to do this for you! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Kelsie - MGD said...

They are just wonderful and I am blown away at the size of that plant next to Mr Ed...Mine were so little in comparison.

Thank you for sharing this lovely sunny joy with us all.

Blessings Kelsie

Martha said...

A great post honoring our state flower!!!! We sometimes have sunflowers in the garden at Linderhof -- but they are from the bird seeds!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a lovely patch of sunflowers. They are such a happy flower filled with sunshine

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, what a beautiful sunflower garden! I love them and they just make me happy! I love the photos you've taken - so lovely!
I'm so happy you'll be coming to my party! I can't wait.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

O, I do love sunflowers, too. One of my favorites...:)
These are really really pretty...
"YOU did good, Mr. Ed...and so sweet to do this for your Pat.."
xo bj

Designs on 47th Street said...

Just a lovely post! I too love sunflowers. We planted them twice this spring and only one or two little ones grew. Crazy growing season here in our part of the midwest. Your pictures are so pretty.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Pat, sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. I don't have the real ones, but I use the faux ones all the time in my decor. Yours are wonderful, and wow are they ever big and beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Richard Cottrell said...

We just finished Sun Flower days here in my little town of Clarksville,mo. Pop. 490. We have several artist and galleries here and we host this event each year. WE invite artist to come paint the sunflowers that are planted everywhere. We had 45 paintings entered this last weekend. Your blog here reminded me of this event. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Dawn said...

Love your Sunflower patch! I really enjoyed all the pictures. I grew a few from seed in a coffee can this year. They're just starting to open up. You've given me hope that next year I can grow them in a flower bed! Thanks so much for sharing. And, thank Mr. Ed too!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I have never had any luck with sunflowers. They're meant to be quite easy but I ALWAYS knock off their little heads when they are small. Grrrr.

Yours are LOVELY!


Shelia said...

Hi Pat! What gorgeous sunflowers and what the photographer you are! Just stunning!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Pat, these are so lovely. Wow and so healthy looking.

I have a vase of silk sunflowers on our sun porch from last fall and can't bring myself to take them away. I LOVE sunflowers!

Have a blessed and happy day,

bj said...

O, I do agree with Lady Bird Johnson.:)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I'm trying to search out our stash of sunflower seeds after seeing this post yesterday!! You've got me all fired up now!!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How cheery! I want a little sunflower patch like this too! Such a sweet man to do this for you! You leave the BEST comments! Thanks so much for coming by!

Sarah said...

Pat, your sunflowers are fabulous. Thanks for sharing these again.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh, I just LOVE sunflowers! these are some beauties. I'm going to have to try some near my fence this summer. They are just so "happy"!! thanks for always coming to visit! xoxo

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Those are amazing sunflowers. And I love that you quoted Ladybird. She is my hero!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love sunflowers. Gorgeous photos.

Belated Happy Kansas Day!

Pat said...

Hi Pat, This is Pat, a fellow Kansan too! You sent such nice comments on my sunflower posts, and I am MORE impressed that you have your own. I just took photos, you HAVE them. I know where Derby is, my daughter lives in Hutch, and I am in Shawnee. Thanks for the visit!